"I come here to show the world that, despite all our hardships, we can be productive, innovative, and that we are talented women"
The Women’s Workshop provides opportunities for economic empowerment to women living in difficult financial circumstances. The members of the workshop are trained in embroidery, before starting to produce pieces such as scarves, bags and cushion covers. These items are sold through Basmeh and Zeitooneh’s selling channels, and the women make an income from each piece that they produce. The programs operates alongside the Protection department, giving the women direct access to psychosocial support, awareness sessions and counselling beside their regular shifts in the workshop.
In March 2015, Caritas International and the Fidel Gotz Foundation awarded the Workshop the Women Sowers of Development Prize for its role in empowering Syrian female refugees.
To find out more about the prize, please click here: http://www.caritas.org/2015/03/basmehzeitooneh
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